Squash those Winter Blues

Acorn squash is in the same species as zucchini and other summer squashes, however, due to it’s hard-to-cut skin, they are usually treated like vegetables in the culinary world.  Here’s a slight curve ball to digest .. squash is technically a fruit because it contains seeds and originates from the flowering part of plants. Examples of… Read More »

Winter Squash and Spinach Ravioli

1/2 cup ricotta cheese 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 1/2-inch slices of roasted squash, peeled and mashed 1/4 cup sour cream 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 8 sage leaves 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth 16 wonton wrappers Heat… Read More »

Tarragon Lemon Summer Squash Soup

Many thanks to Beth Brooks for this recipe that will use the summer squash and the herbs that we planted earlier in the season! 1 large yellow summer squash, sliced and quartered, or chopped if preferred 2 green onions (scallions), light green and white parts, chopped 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 tablespoon… Read More »

Delicata Squash with Quinoa Salad

Delicata squash (about 1 pound each), halved lengthwise and seeded 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 cup quinoa 2 tablespoons golden raisins 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 1 teaspoon honey 1 Granny Smith apple, finely diced 1 large shallot, minced 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons chopped mint 2 tablespoons chopped… Read More »

Sweet Dumpling Squash Stuffed with Lemon-Herb Rice

3 Sweet Dumpling or other small winter squash 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups cooked brown rice 1/4 cup water juice of 1/2 large lemon (such as Meyer) 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/8 cup minced fresh parsley 1/8 cup minced fresh sage 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary 1/2… Read More »

Fall Squash Yeast Bread

From the share: 1 1/2 cups squash or pumpkin puree From your kitchen: 1/2 cup warm water 2 packages (2 tablespoons) active dry yeast 2/3 cup warm milk 2 large eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 6 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie… Read More »

Roasted Delicata Squash

From your share: 1 Acorn, Delicata, or Spaghetti Squash, any size From your kitchen: 1/2 cup quinoa 1 cup vegetable broth 1 cup spinach, chopped 2 tbsp. vegan butter 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. pecan, chopped 2 tbsp. dried cranberries Salt and pepper to taste Pre-heat oven to 400F degrees. Cut the squash is… Read More »

Twice Baked Buttercup Squash

3 small – medium buttercup squash 1/3 cup sour cream 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional) 6 tablespoons brown sugar Heat oven to 400°F. Cut squash in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds and fibers.  Place squash in an ungreased 13×9-inch baking dish.  Cover tightly with foil. Bake for 30 to… Read More »

Roasted Winter Squash Seeds

Yield: 1 cup 1 cup winter squash seeds 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. After removing the seeds from the squash, rinse with water, and remove any strings and bits of squash. Pat dry,… Read More »

Grilled Ratatouille

2 zucchini, cut into quarters lengthwise 2 yellow squash, cut into quarters lengthwise 2 Japanese eggplant, halved lengthwise 2 red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded and quartered 2 yellow bell peppers, stemmed, seeded and quartered 2 red onions, quartered 1 pint cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons Salt and freshly ground pepper 4… Read More »

Summer Squash Soup

Thanks again to Tina Jurgaitis! adapted from: Paula Deen Note: this recipe works well with any of the yellow (including the patty pan shape) or pale green squash we get in our shares. Some zucchini is OK, but not a lot. Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 lbs. yellow squash, sliced… Read More »

Freezing Zucchini and Squash

How to Freeze Zucchini and Summer Squash: Start with fresh squash – as fresh as you can get. If there is a delay between harvesting and freezing, store it in the refrigerator. Rinse the squash in plain cold water using your hands and possibly a soft towel. Just take a sharp knife and cut of… Read More »